Degree & Course Information

In addition to the University Core, English education teacher candidates take courses in two independent departments: the Departments of English (housed in the College of Liberal Arts) and Professional Teacher Education (housed in the College of Education and Professional Studies). 

For a suggested degree path for the B.A. Ed. degree, click here.   Although Dr. Bolf-Beliveau is available to help students, the official advisor for English education is:

Ms. Jeannine Nyangira, M.A.

Student Success Advisor

College of Liberal Arts, Room 125

(405) 974-5818

Both Ms. Nyangira and Dr. Bolf-Beliveau can help students work through the English education program of study.  As students review the materials, the two courses specific to English education, as noted below, should be considered very closely:

§   English 3843: Composition and Language for Teachers

This course is offered every spring semester.

Course description:

Composition and Language for Teachers builds students' composition and language skills as they prepare to teach those skills in secondary English/language arts classes.


English 1113, English 1213 and sophomore standing or above. Enrollment open to English Educa­tion majors only.

§   English 4843: English/Language Arts Methods

This course is offered every fall semester.

Course description:

This course involves students in the problems and methods of teaching English grammar and composition and literature in secondary schools.


Admittance to teacher education and permission from the English Education program coordinator.

Special Note about English 4843:

If you plan on teaching during the fall semester, you may take this course either the fall before student teaching or concurrently with student teaching.

If you plan on student teaching during the spring semester, you should take this course the fall immediately before student teaching.

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